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11 Feb

6 Trends That Started on the House’s Runway

Call it the Hedi Effect: Since taking the helm of Saint Laurent four years ago, designer Hedi Slimane has near single-handedly revived the countercultural cool of vintage L.A., from the skaters off Venice Beach to the underground bands of the ’70s. That offbeat influence extends past the subversive fashion on the house’s Paris runways each season to the bold, unconventional hair and makeup looks that characterize its model cast, with many of those grunge-inflected styles turning up almost instantly on the street. Tonight Slimane takes his Fall 2016 men’s collection and a portion of the women’s collection to Los Angeles. Just ahead of their debut at—where else?—the Hollywood Palladium, here are six beauty trends that started on the Saint Laurent runway,...
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10 Feb

Choose Your Own Beauty Adventure In This New Interactive Music Video

Clinique launches a beauty campaign with singer Zara Larsson​.​

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Every lipstick wearer can relate to the transformative powers of the right shade: Lip color can change not only your look, but your mood too. That's the thinking behind Clinique's Play With Pop, a campaign featuring singer Zara Larsson in an interactive music video for her catchy single "Lush Life." Larsson performs the song in four genres–acoustic, pop, dance, and country–and each video correlates with a shade of Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer. To start, you select a lipstick color and can toggle throughout the video to change Larsson's vastly different beauty looks, outfits, choreography, and sets. There are four styles:

Bare (Acoustic Nude): Think Taylor Swift circa 2006. The look: Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Wink Pop.

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10 Feb

Unicorn Horn Braids Are Your Next Hair Obsession

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We thought rainbow hair was as close as one could ever get to magical unicorn-style strands, but we were so wrong. Women are now braiding their hair to resemble unicorn horns and the end result is amazing.

#regram @ladyrainicornn #bts sneak peak creating a cool #unicornhair twisted effect using @sebastianproanz and @wellapro_anz styling products. @ladyrainicornn you are such a beautiful soul inside and out #twistedhair #hairup #sessionhair #wellalife
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For starters, we are beyond impressed with these gravity-defying nature of these braids, particularly considering we're still trying to up our regular, everyday braid game. Just look at the fullness at the base of this unicorn creation and how it just appears...
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9 Feb

Kylie’s Newest Lip Shade Is Named After One Of Her Sisters

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Kylie Jenner, savvy businesswoman, has not so subtly hinted that her Lip Kit—with its new Valentine's Day colors she's been teasing for weeks—will be available for order tomorrow.

Everyone make sure you are checking my Instagram and Kylie lip kit tomorrow morning ?
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) 2016년 2월 4일

And while two new colors have been revealed already, Kylizzle just casually unveiled a third: Koko, short for Khloé Kardashian, the first sister to get a lip shade named after her.   Koko is the second tube here:

All the pinks ? dolce, koko, posie, candy ❤️❤️❤️❤️?????? hint: check our Instagram tomorrow morning! Lip Kit By Kylie(@lipkitbykylie)님이 게시한 사진님, 2016 2월 4 오후 2:45 PST

And here's Kylie's good friend Jordyn Woods modeling it:

@jordynwoods first look at KOKO...
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8 Feb

Kristen Stewart Is The New Face Of Chanel Make Up

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Kristen Stewart is no stranger to collaborations with world famous fashion house Chanel, but this time they've booked her looks to front its makeup collection.
In the first of a series of portraits shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino, K.Stew (who always gives good face) showcases her signature smoky eye makeup.

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On the reveal, the lust-worthy brand said, "With her modern, magnetic beauty, and free spirit, Stewart appears in a series of portraits embodying various facets of the contemporary Chanel woman." We imagine alluring is at the heart.
If this sneak peek of the Collection Eyes 2016 campaign, coming out in March, is anything to go by, we're already sold. Nailing Kristen's perfect glunge makeup is the Holy Grail.

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7 Feb

How To Do Sun Stripping; The New Bronzer Trend

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It's predicted to be bigger than strobing this spring, so get ahead and nail sun stripping in three simple steps.

Missed out on the slopes this season? Don't worry; you can fake ski-face by sun stripping, the new makeup trend that could take contouring's crown this coming season.

The look, achieved with a matte bronzer, is a one-way ticket to that 'been having fun in the sun' look.

Tempted? We got trend queen Lisa Potter-Dixon, Head Makeup Artist at Benefit Cosmetics, to show us how to do it – without looking like a muddy mess.
Follow these three super simple steps and fast-forward yourself to spring (via the slopes).

 

 
Step 1

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Do your foundation and makeup as you usually would, but keep it simple -...
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4 Feb

8 Crowdfunded Beauty Innovations You Need to Know

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Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become popular ways for small businesses to get funding for, well, pretty much anything. But for every pillow infused with divine energy (pass) there is a chic compact that doubles as a travel charger (yes, please). Here are eight of our favorites.

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Unique Using Unique's online fragrance tool at uniquefragrance.com, you can create your own perfume for under $100. (Donate to their ongoing Indiegogo campaign and you could get an even better deal.) Here's how it works: Choose up to six notes and a bottle design; one of Unique's experienced perfumers then combines the notes in a lab using essences and oils from the same areas of Europe—such...
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28 Jan

How To Fix Unruly Bangs

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Pro tips to help win the fight against the winter elements.

Question: How do I fix bangs that have become frizzy and uncontrollable from rain, snow and commuting in a winter hat? Answer: We're pretty sure Teddy Roosevelt wasn't talking about bangs when he said (and we're paraphrasing here) nothing worth having comes easy, but the sentiment applies nevertheless. Fringe, so cool and easy in the fall and spring, becomes a battle in the sticky summer and snowy, windy winter months—it's frizzy and puffy or it's flat and staticky. We asked Gregorio Ruggeri, owner of Salon Ruggeri in NoMad, how to keep bangs under control against the elements. 1) Get prepped. If your bangs are always unmanageable, you're likely using the wrong products. "Try something with hold that won't weigh the hair down, but will keep...
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27 Jan

Why Are We So Afraid to Admit We Use Face Makeup?

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The other day, I caught myself in a ridiculous lie. While engaged in a beauty-related conversation with a friend, I heard myself telling her I use tinted moisturizer “to, like, even out my skin or whatever.” I fucking hate tinted moisturizer. I use—and love—straight-up foundation. But for some reason I felt weird about admitting it. I know I’m not alone. I recently read a story on another women’s site in which each editor choose their go-to foundation. I eagerly clicked in—as a beauty obsessive, nothing’s better than hearing what other women around my age use—and almost started laughing: Nearly every single pick was prefaced by some variation of “I’m not really a foundation girl, but…” I’m not saying my editorial comrades were lying like...
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27 Jan

All the Bizarre Things Models Say They’d Never Eat

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After years spent writing about health, entertainment, fashion, and celebrities, I barely bat an eyelid when I hear about a model’s neurotic eating habits, but a peek inside the restrictive diet of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen left me kind of gobsmacked earlier this month. They don’t touch stuff like caffeine, dairy, sugar, gluten, iodized salt, even fruit, for the most part. The biggest no-no, though? A food group called nightshades, that includes delicious things like tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and eggplants. Other models such as Miranda Kerr are pretty public about their aversion to non-organic produce, and I’ve personally seen a runway star backstage peel an apple, only to eat the skin (WHY!?) and leave the actual fleshy part, and stories...
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